Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission Premieres ‘I Heard Sally Singing’ Video - Noise11.com
Mick Thomas' Roving Commission

Mick Thomas' Roving Commission

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission Premieres ‘I Heard Sally Singing’ Video

by Music-News.com on August 10, 2020

in News

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission has premiere a video for ‘I Heard Sally Singing’ from the ‘See You On The Other Side’ album, recorded during Isolation.

Mick says, “The song is about what we lose when the lights go down, when the bars are shut. It’s about memory and hindsight. The things we can never quite touch or contain. Trying to capture smoke.

“Gareth Calverly from Boilermaker Productions was keen to shoot a video for us after we had contributed a song for Mint Condition – the short form web drama they’d released back in Lockdown 1.0. We had the song I Heard Sally Singing getting a few spins on some of the more country orientated web stations so that seemed a good choice. As the song is actually about a performance by Sal Kimber at the Merri Creek Tavern that seemed the obvious place to do the filming.

“I figured we were overdue to make a ‘proper’ performance clip – one we actually appeared in – as the past couple of clips had been pretty much animations. Problem was, with the looming stage four clampdown we knew there was no point booking a whole load of people to be in the clip or even at the shoot. Ultimately it was just myself and Brooke Russell on screen, Philip M. Cross working the camera with Gareth directing and Mark Garnett from the pub handling the playback and projections.

“The song itself is about a moment in time. A moment that’s gone – replaced by an uneasy feeling that perhaps we didn’t quite appreciate what we had. So instead of having a stack of people on stage we chose to have occasional flickers of Sal Kimber or Squeezebox Wally projected onto the back curtain, or even over Brooke and I as we played. It looks great to my eye – ghostly, ethereal, enigmatic. It’s about distance and memory. The moment in time when people were forced to think about each other differently.

“All of this in the place where the original performance by Sal Kimber had taken place on the 13th of March. Trying to recapture an idea. A feeling. Trying to capture smoke”.

“I Heard Sally Singing” is available via Micks’ Bandcamp and all digital platforms. It is available with newly recorded B-side “At the Corner”, a song written in honour of another beloved Melbourne music venue, the Corner Hotel. The song was written and recorded for this year’s virtual edition of the City of Yarra’s Leaps & Bounds Festival and first aired on presenter David Heard’s also-loved ‘Acid Country’ program on Melbourne’s 3PBS-FM.

https://mickthomas.bandcamp.com
www.mickthomas.com
www.facebook.com/MickThomasMusic

Noise11.com

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

NEW: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Comments

comments

Related Posts

R.E.M. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11.com, music news
Michael Stipe Helps Name Ant Species

R.E.M. star Michael Stipe has helped a top German entomologist and a research associate at Yale University name a new ant species.

2 days ago
Nick Kamen
British Pop Star Nick Kamen Dead At 59

Nick Kamen, best known for the hits ‘Each Time You Break My Heart’ and ‘Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever’, has died at age 59.

2 days ago
Richard Clapton at Bakehouse photo by Ros O'Gorman
Richard Clapton To Take Music Is Love On Tour

With the absence of international tours, Australian artists are upscaling to some of their biggest tours in years. Richard Clapton has announced his Music Is Love Australian tour, taking him to major venues across Australia’s biggest cities including Melbourne’s Palais Theatre and Brisbane’s QPAC.

3 days ago
The Rolling Stones, Ros O'Gorman photographer, Rod Laver Arena
Ronnie Wood Becomes Ambassador for Turn Up For Recovery

Ronnie Wood is the new ambassador for Turn Up For Recovery, a charity supporting the recovery of addicts.

3 days ago
Bruce Springsteen photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bruce Springsteen To Receive Woody Guthrie Prize

Bruce Springsteen is set to be honoured with the Woody Guthrie prize.

3 days ago
Motorhead 1981
Motörhead ‘No Sleep To Hammersmith’ Is About To Get A Whole Lot Bigger

Motörhead’s 1981 live album ‘No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith’ has been given at 2021 make-over.

3 days ago
Fabulous Caprettos
Meet The Fabulous Caprettos, Australia’s Newest Supergroup

Introducing The Fabulous Caprettos, Australia’s newest supergroup featuring Daryl Braithwaite, Russell Morris, Jack Jones of Southern Sons and Rai Thistlethwayte of Thirsty Merc.

4 days ago